The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
A man who was freed after being wrongfully convicted died Monday afternoon. It was this time last year Timothy Howard stood and cheered when he heard the verdict that mirrored what he had said all along: he was innocent. Howard suffered a massive heart attack almost one year to the day of his court victory.
Today will be the second full day of deliberation with no sign of a verdict from the jury who will decide if a man is innocent of a 1976 crime.
After two days of deliberations a jury came back with a verdict in a civil case for a man who spent more than a quarter century in prison on a wrongful conviction.
Timothy Howard and another man were wrongfully convicted of robbing a Columbus bank and killing a guard in 1976. After spending more than 25 years in prison, the two were freed. Now they’re suing the state for compensation. After a brief recess, Howard’s trial resumed again today.
Timothy Howard took the stand Wednesday afternoon to once again proclaim his innocence. Howard and another man were wrongfully convicted of robbing a Columbus bank and killing a guard in 1976. After spending more than a quarter century in prison, the two were freed and are now suing the state for compensation.